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Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
been terrorizing neighborhoods in chicago, detroit, houston, washington washington, d.c. for over decades now. one of my local newspapers, the "chicago tribune," reports that at the end of march, murders in my city had spiked almost 60%. and as of june, homicides in chicago were up almost 20% over last year. 488 murders to date. ranging from 18 months to 19 years. these are americans also shot down like dogs in the street. as i recall being in the hospital room when my son was pronounced dead, there was a primal scream that came from his sister, his mother. it wasn't a scream of a black woman. it wasn't a scream of a white mother. it wasn't a scream of a latina mother mother or a scream of an asian mother. it was a scream, a primal scream of a mother. a scream that is rarely duplicated anywhere. it is a horrible scream and i can't get that scream out of my consciousness. so i applaud speaker pelosi, leader pelosi, soon to be speaker pelosi and i applaud the democrats who are standing here. we must stop future sandy hooks right now. we cannot allow the schools of america to become
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
is houston and dallas. the difference between what people want, are willing to expect -- willing to except and think is appropriate, that is the essence of the issue here. if you look at the polls, when it comes to the budget, everyone wants the government to do what it is doing now but they want to pay less for it. a good track, if you can figure it out. host: joshua gordon is the policy director for the concorde. thank you for joining us this week. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> since that conversation, not much has changed. we expect the house and senate to be back in at 4:30 eastern. the senate is in recess subject to the call of the chair. right now they are meeting in the separate caucuses on capitol hill to discuss their potential resolutions to the fiscal cliff. we are hoping to hear from harry reid outside the ohio corridor. we will bring you those comments live in the next couple of minutes as the happen. ultimately we are going back to the house at 4:30 eastern, we expect. focusing this t
Dec 15, 2012 10:00am EST
, metropolitan texas. >> right. >> houston, dallas had been converted politically by people coming from elsewhere. the intermountain west. so if you halt that, you know, and when you're thinking about latinos as part of a coalition, the key element of that coalition was this mixture of newcomers. latino newcomers and newcomers from other places, particularly if you think to the future of some place like north carolina or georgia, even at congressional district level. so if you halt that, that's one thing. the other question is what do you -- >> or halt it permanently. >> well, no, but for how long? >> slow now. >> we're into a five-year lag, so when does it pick up? how long does it take to get back to the levels of migration that created this political environment, which was created 10 to 15 years ago. and, you know, by the time this latino electorate gets to voting age, you know, will they start voting early? always a question. >> right. >> not, you know, it varies from one cycle to another. very hard to tell. >> right. >> very difficult to understand what mobilizes people when they'r
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